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15 September 2011

Bigger supply may help women stick with the Pill

Women who get several months' worth of birth control pills at once are more likely to stick with the contraceptive than those who get a shorter-term supply.

Women who get several months' worth of birth control pills at once are more likely to stick with the contraceptive than those who get a shorter-term supply, a new clinical trial suggests.

But even now that those concerns have been eased, the restriction on Pill prescriptions remains. And studies suggest that it's a barrier to women continuing with birth control pills; researchers have found that "running out of pills" is one of the most common reasons women cite for giving up the Pill.

 
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